What are permissions?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Bigtree, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. Bigtree macrumors 6502


    Aug 7, 2007
    What would be the counter part in windows? What function do they provide?
  2. Sherman Homan macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2006
    They are simply the ability of the Mac's operating system to allow a user to read, write or delete a file or folder. The System can restrict access to essential files, another user can prohibit anyone else from seeing their files. Or a shared folder could be made available to anyone. The very foundation of the Unix roots of the OS X are based on this.

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